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Job opening (or how to post documents at GNH Community)

I just got an e-mail with an opening for a full time bi-lingual home visitor for our Nurturing Families Program at FHCHC, asking me to redistribute it to my list of contacts. Instead of doing that, I am going to post it here, showing how we can do it.



The easiest way to do it (and I expect to see a lot of those postings soon!) is via a blog post, that will come up on the front page. To create one, just have a look at the box at the top of the right column in the front page, just… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on July 23, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

The "invite" button

It is there, on the top left corner. Under GNH, between Main and My Page. It is the most important button right now, as it what we can use to grow our network. Basically we send a friendly e-mail to people we know and should join GNH community - with a convenient link and all.



We all know no one reads e-mails anymore, so we should keep it brief and to the point. Here goes a proposed text:



"Dear friend,



One of the issues that always come up when talking with…
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Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on July 13, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments

New SNAP guidelines!

Just a quick heads up on the new income guidelines that DSS has just update. The gross income limit for SNAP has gone from 130% Federal poverty level to 185%, so many more people now qualify. Here you have the new monthly income limits:



Persons in family Income limits year/week/month

1 $20,036 $385 $1657

2 $26,955 $518 $2229

3 $33,874 $651 $2801

4 $40,793 $784 $3373

5 $47,712 $918 $3945

6 $54,631 $1051 $4518

7 $61,550 $1184 $5090

8 $68,469… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on June 25, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

New TANF and SNAP changes

I am writing to inform you that the Department of Social Services is proposing to make two changes to Connecticut’s TANF State Plan.



The first is to add a new component to our TANF Outreach program known as the “Help for People in Need” program. A change recommended by the Governor in her proposed budget, this is a new informational brochure that will be sent to all existing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly Food Stamps) recipients and new SNAP participants.… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on June 11, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Food pantry map - A good tool for clients in need

I was making a map of all New Haven Food pantries listed at the 211 database for doing outreach using Google Maps (this way I don´t get lost as often). It might be useful for other people, as well, so here I share it.

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on June 3, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Some other online communities - and PDF from yesterday

Some sites to check that are trying to do something similar, but not quite the same as GNH Community:



Streetsblog network



Lee had other names that I didn´t write down. Let´s hope he adds them bellow.



The PDF:

Microsoft PowerPoint - A… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on May 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Welcome All! Some notes

Before anything, a couple of notes on the GNH Community site as it stands now:



1. It is more or less a trial site. There is filler content and fictional non-profits populating it to show how it would look like. We will take them down when needed, and there are filters to avoid other jokers.



2. As it is not "official" yet, feel free to play with all the tools to get a feeling on how it works. It is safe.



3. Nothing is set in stone. Please sent suggestions and… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on May 28, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Hipsters and Economic growth

When talking about smart growth, it is important to keep in mind that we are only focusing on saving energy and being green, but also on how to generate economic growth. Connecticut has not been all that successful at doing either in the last few years (specially seeing how the financial sectors was not actually that profitable after all), so we should remember than several of the proposed policies are pro-growth, not just protecting some environmental cause.



Of all the economic… Continue

Added by Roger Senserrich - CAHS on May 20, 2009 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever

Neighborhoods: What is Working

I Saw the Revolution in So Many of the Small Places We Call Home

YES! Magazine co-founder and editor at large Sarah van Gelder climbed into a 12-year-old, four-cylinder pickup truck and began a 12,000-mile journey to find out what people are doing in their communities about poverty, inequality, the climate crisis, and racism.

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

An online platform might be just the thing to spread around our grassroots genius.

Take a Leap – Take a Bold Leap

The formal system not working for you? Then take a leap.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

A New Lease on the Life of a Library, Thanks to a LISC Board Member

An op-ed in the New York Times touts the inspired work of LISC board member Michelle de la Uz and the Fifth Avenue Committee, our longtime partner. The organization is helping build affordable housing atop a branch library in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn—one of many city libraries that serves as a community resource center for a diverse, historically underinvested area. LISC New York made a $250K predevelopment loan and NEF has committed more than $10 million in equity.

Celebrating Latino Histories, Affirming Latino Futures

Ricardo Flores, director of LISC San Diego, kicks off our recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month with a blog about how working in partnership with Latino communities is key to the health of the country, and part of the fundamental relationship between local and national prosperity. "The conditions of the Latino population today provide us with a peek into the wellbeing of our society tomorrow and in the years to come," writes Flores.

CDFI Fund Fuels Economic Opportunity

LISC will seed a new small business development fund and spur healthy food-related enterprises with this week's award from the federal Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). The funding will help support entrepreneurs, create jobs, expand local incomes and reduce blight in low-income areas.

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